On-Site Counseling at the Law School Satellite Office

The Counseling Center has a satellite office located at MPAA 210F where Dr. Diana Chan will provide short-term therapy to help you address your concerns. Common concerns include relationship issues, academic concerns, trouble adjusting to law school, anxiety, depression, etc.  

Dr. Chan is available to see students on Mondays and Tuesdays during the Spring Semester between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. You can schedule an appointment with Dr. Chan by calling (949)-824-6457 and specifying that you want to schedule with Dr. Chan at the law school. In-person services (masks may be required) are available between 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. on Mondays, and 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. on Tuesdays, and virtual appointments can be scheduled from 8:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. on both Mondays and Tuesdays.  If you need a private space for video sessions with Dr. Chan, please inquire when you are scheduling or ask Dr. J for instructions.  

The Law School Satellite office is placed at a relatively inconspicuous location near the Student Services and Student Affairs offices. However, it is possible that other law school students or staff could be passing through and recognize that you are seeking counseling services. If this is a concern, you may choose to see another provider at the main Counseling Center location instead. 

Counseling at the Main Counseling Center

The main Counseling Center located at Student Services I offers more comprehensive services, including one-session counseling appointments, short-term therapy, group and relationship therapy, referral and resource support, and crisis care. You can schedule an appointment at the Counseling Center by contacting (949) 824-6457 or dropping into our main Counseling Center Office. If you have a preference to see Dr. Chan, please ask to schedule specifically with Dr. Chan at the law school when making your appointment. 

Crisis Care and After Hours Support

If you are in crisis or dealing with an urgent issue, you may request to see a crisis care therapist. Crisis services are available 24/7 by calling (949) 824-6457 or by dropping into our Main Counseling Center location during lobby hours, from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.   

What to Expect With An Initial Assessment

When starting counseling, you will first be scheduled for an Initial Assessment appointment. You will be required to complete paperwork, which will take about 30 minutes. Then, you will meet with the counselor for about 45-50 minutes.  The focus of the Initial Assessment is to gather information and to come up with a treatment plan that would best address your concerns.

The treatment plan could include one or more of the following options:

  1. Referral to UCI Counseling Center’s Online Self–Help program.
  2. Short-term therapy with a Counseling Center therapist or an off-campus provider. Short-term therapy usually lasts up to a couple of months with an average frequency of every other week sessions. 
  3. Group therapy at the main Counseling Center location.
  4. Referral to an off-campus community therapist who provides more open-ended therapy or treatment more specialized to your concerns.

Diana Chan, M.S.W., Psy.D.

Dr. Chan received her bachelor’s degree in psychology at the University of California, Los Angeles, and went on to receive a master’s degree in clinical social work at Columbia University. She completed her doctorate in psychology at California School of Professional Psychology, Los Angeles, at Alliant International University. 

Dr. Chan comes with over 15 years of clinical experience and has been a Senior Staff Psychologist at UCI Counseling Center since 2009. Prior to joining the staff at UCI, she was a staff psychologist at UC Riverside Counseling and Psychological Services and she completed her post-doctoral training at Monsour Counseling and Psychological Services at the Claremont Colleges.

Dr. Chan has a special interest in working with law students and attorneys. Other clinical interests include learning disability assessment, multiculturalism, trauma, depression, relationship, self-esteem, identity, and family conflict. She also provides counseling in Mandarin.